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CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
. same thing with health care. if you are in nebraska, montana , where mount -- where max baucus is from, iowa where chuck grassley is from. you are going to see these ads playing out much more. that is why the coverage on c- span is so great on this issue, including the videos that you have been getting from town halls. >host: let me ask you about senator baucus. he will be in attendance, although he will not be speaking at the town hall meeting in montana, and there's also a piece this morning in "the washinton post," how the deficit is playing in all this. senator baucus's role in the health-care debate, and also the deficit impact on the debate. guest: senator baucus is one of the keys to having any sort of a deal that will have republicans on board. if he can work with top republicans, senator grassley has said, as viewers know, the he will not make it one man deal. he agrees to a deal, it will be one that republicans can agree to. that is why republicans are watching so closely what will come out of german baucus' -- of chairman baucus' committee. it might be a little rowdier, a li
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2009 7:00am EDT
are determined in law by congress. host: does a general practitioner in montana get paid the same as one in new york city? guest: no, because part of the formula is supposed to account for the cost of maintaining a medical practice. about half of the physician fee is not based on what they take time, but what it costs to run their office or practice. rents in new york city are substantially higher than in montana. those differences are built into the formula. host: is that where the national coverage determination comes into play? guest: no, that coverage speaks specifically to what medical procedures for tests medicare will pay for. technology is changing. medical practice is changing. medicare like every other insurer must decide if and when it will pay for some new treatment or approach. historic late, in medicare most of those decisions were made initially at the local level by the carriers, the private companies who under contract to the government manage the program. each had a medical director and they in turn had advisory committees. when something you came along they would decide wheth
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2009 7:00am EDT
three town house on thursday in new hampshire, friday in mantegna -- montana, and then the next day in caller. obama is making his pitch today with the same argument -- and the pitch he is making is to those who have health insurance. early on the debate had to do with cost or those who are not insured. but now that pitch is made so that a% who are injured mainly through their employer -- he is trying to tell them how they will benefit. it has been an evolution of the last two weeks. host: the president layoutlays t some key points. it says that reform will being down skyrocketing costs and improve quality. he talks about the tone or tenor. he says that the vigorous debate taking place is a good thing. but let's make sure that we talk with one another and not over one another. he says let's disagree over issues that are real. of course he is tapping into the fact that these town hall meetings have been very explosive, a lot of intense things going on. will the president gained traction with this sort of dialogue? guest: you see people coming to town hall meetings with pitchforks. it
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 7:00am EDT
on economic advisers estimated monday that athe program helped sell nearly 700,000 cars. azar aki,mon montana, you are next. stay on our republican line. caller: yes, abzurki, montana. i do not think president obama can keep his pledge not -- on not raising taxes on the middle class. i am disabled and receive social security disability, so i think i can relate to the many seniors in this country whose numbers will be growing also. the thing is, very often i don't have to pay income taxes, however i pay real estate taxes, i pay sales taxes, i pay corporate income taxes. i believe that president obama is an intelligent individual, as are the democrats in congress. and i don't know if they just don't want to eanl that corporate income taxes are passed -- to acknowledge that corporate income taxes are passed on to consumers or that ultimately individuals pay taxes. and whether or not you are in a high-income tax bracket, a middle income tax bracket, or don't pay any income taxes, ultimately all taxes are paid biby individuals. >> if you follow up, you can send us a -- "-- "that promise was made b
CSPAN
Aug 11, 2009 7:00am EDT
hampshire, and friday in montana, and saturday in grand junction, colorado. a white house official said that participants would not be screened to keep out opponents. here is the front page of "the baltimore sun" -- noisy disbelief, opponents dominate the town hall meeting on health care. the center is heckled throughout the session. one of our video journalists was their last night. we will show you the full town meeting this evening at 8:00 p.m., but in this article in the baltimore paper -- they began arriving four hours early, ignoring triple digit heat index levels for a chance to holler at and senator benjamin cardin's town hall meeting. he was heckled almost non-stop. the audience jeered his answers and broken to raucous cheers when their comrades confronted the center with this massive remarks. the baltimore paper's article goes on to say that many in the crowd laughed uproariously when cardin said that illegal immigrants would not be entitled to coverage under the democratic plan. they jumped to their feet in one of the loudest ovations of the night after an audience member ask
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2009 7:00am EDT
by hoover. host: and who were the important players in the legislature? guest: a senator from montana, a democrat, progressive named burton wheller. he had been a new dealer straight down the line, the first of new york to back franklin roosevelt for the presidency in 1931. he had impeccable new deal credentials. he ran on the progressive party ticket in 1924. he was as reliable of a new dealer as there was in the senate. he was much offended by the grab for power by the president. he thought the president had an attempt to imbalance the government in and of the ways, so he led the opposition. host: what was the reaction of the white house when this very important supporter, this center would break from them on the issue? guest: there were quite disgusted. they tried to get him to meet with the president and he said no, save the meal for someone who is possible to persuade. host: one of the things from the book -- the majority leader of the u.s. senate the eyes of a heart attack. guest: he dies and the building is still standing. he was a powerful an interesting majority leader, josep
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
heirs. in return on social security is not as good as a private plan. host: hamilton, montana. you are next on the republican line. caller: carmen, montana. come on, you know me. host: i should have known. caller: i have been talking to you for over 10 years. this guy is not young. his party promotes nothing but freed them, but i do not know why you left boobs like this on tv. why do you let this jerkoff on tv? host: we are going to stop it there. thank you for coming in. guest: that is a pretty big accusation, but we are moving in the current administration, that we may double the national debt in 15 years, if we continue on this path. that is what roosevelt did. we doubled in national debt from 1932 to 1940, and we still have 20% unemployment. that is what we did in the 1930 's, and the danger is we are doing it again today. host: young americans for freedom. they tend to be republican younger people. the birther. he concludes by saying, is this an orchestra did campaign to delegitimize the obama presidency? is the fact that he is a first african-american president a factor? some
CSPAN
Aug 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
f town hall meetings -- the president will hold one in montana on friday and another in colorado on saturday. it reflects a growing concern within the administration that the most vocal critics of this health-care plans are now dominating the debate. we want to hear from our viewers today on what they think about the tunnel meetings going on across the nation. if you want to call in on the republican line, you can also send us an e-mail or a comment on twitter. following up. "wall street journal" are also discussing the meeting in portsmouth, this reporter writes, the town hall meeting here was the first of three this week as the president tried to regain his footing. it features the largest protest of the obama presidency. mr. obama has acknowledged for weeks that passing a plan to rein in health-care spending, and the other concerns about reform would be difficult. inside of portsmouth high school obama faced a from the crowd, so much so that he sought out of questioners. participants were picked from a lottery. outside the gathering verged on a street brawl. the opposing force
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
if they would be hostile as just skeptical. host: the forum took place in belgra belgrade, montana. it is a place where there is big enough to have 1,300 people there and question the president. it is bozeman the. host: will there be an opportunity to talk about it more over the break? guest: in their event more give and take there because they're smaller events, tends to be different. security with the presidential visit. you know, some people are accusing the administration of trying to sort of back the crowd in new hampshire. they simply deny that they're stacking the crowd. i think when you add another senator or member of congress, you get more -- it is a little bit more informal. sometimes the give and take is a little bit rougher. host: matthew daley thank you for being on the "washington journal" this morning. guest: happy to do it. host: back to the phone and regarding our discussion regarding the america that emerged from woodstock. the concert took place 40 years ago this week in bethel new york, a farming area outside of new york city. diane writes, the woodstock genera
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2009 7:00am EDT
of reform. that tends to be, by the way, in those states -- wyoming, montana -- those who have gas and oil and their economy has been fairly stable through this period of downturn for the rest of the country. host: put on your hat as former supervisor of fairfax county and the work -- if you are a school administrator in me get this money, what happens in 2011 or 2012? guest: exacta. that is the concern that has been stated. they are frightened to death of the funding cliff. what happens after the stimulus dollars on out? they are concerned about retaining staff that they know they will have to let go in one year or two years. or starting programs that are going to require that level of funding and then a year or two, they will not have that level of funding. what happens then? i kentucky in the 27 years of superintendent, the worst thing you can do is start a successful program and then say, we have to stop this program because we don't have the money. it does not work well in most communities. host: percentage wise -- and i know it varies -- how much money comes from local and regional g
CSPAN
Aug 26, 2009 7:00am EDT
is the major players. very close to the hospitals. senator bacus, very close to the hospitals in montana. cuts in nursing homes and health agencies. on a proportionately basis. i don't want you to get into debate here, for the point of seniors, benefits are not changing. paying nursing home less for their posthospital stay, ising that go to affect your care? they're trying to slow the growth rate saying, if we are going to cover 47 million people the money has got to come from some place. ising that going to affect benefits -- is that going to affect benefits? it could. host: what's a d.r.g. guest: diagnosis related group. host: what is it and how is it part of medicare part a? comboip there was reform in the early 1980's. if you were a hospital you sent in your costs for everything, the nurses, the laundry list, medicare paid your cost. it led to rampant inflation. congress said we're going to figure out what the cost of a heart bypass operation is, everything, and we are going to tell the hospital in philadelphia that your total costs are $50,000 on average. call us later. so the average hos
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